The Day I Went from Cheapskate to ‘Succeed at Any Cost’

It was raining the day I arrived in New York City.  It was a cold rain on Friday, May 1, 1998.  And I wondered if the inclement weather was an omen, a sign of things to come. I stepped out of La Guardia airport into the cold drizzle and hailed a cab.  It took about […]

Why Artists Must Stay Out of the Commodity Business

Is your art business really a commodity business?  Is what you are packaging and selling just like ten-thousand other online art stores? The worst thing an art business can do is be just like everyone else. And the worst reason your customer can have for buying your product is that it’s the cheapest. Live by […]

When An Artist Should Fire Her Clients

As an artist, do you know when it’s time to fire your clients? Do you know when it’s time to throw in the towel on cheap customers and bad clients? Have you gotten the wrong message about how to properly build your art business? Do you think you need to  ‘Prove to your customer that […]

The Artist Who Loved to Help Too Much

An artist friend I’ve known a very long time lives in Brooklyn.  We met at the Art Students’ League when I first moved to NYC in 1998. She makes some awesome figurative paintings and portraits. I’ve known her so long, and rubbed shoulders with her so many times, I was tempted to assume she “knows […]

How to Sell Art Online

Do you want to learn how to sell art online?  Are you looking for ways to increase your online art sales?  Or do you wish you had more art buying customers? A lot of artists want to know how to sell art online. There are 4 important things you need to get art sales and […]

Become a Happy Habit for Your Readers

Would you like to get and keep more art blog readers? Have you ever been too busy to do good follow-up? Ever had health problems, or family emergencies, or just times when you were too busy to keep everything going the way you wanted to? Has your project ever suffered because you were too busy […]

Why Some Artists Will Almost Certainly Prosper in the New Economy

“Come, my friends, ‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world.”  – Tennyson There is revolution in the air. Unless you have spent the last four or so years on Mars you can’t have missed the restless loss of direction of the western world as it has struggled to make sense of the momentous […]

What An Artist Can Learn From Watching the Evolution of My Blog (The Evolution Continues)

If you remember a couple of months ago, I wrote a post called What An Artist Can Learn from Watching the Evolution of My Blog. In that post I told you all about how I first got started with WordPress.  I mentioned how I started out not knowing anything about blogging. And I also told […]

How Small Steady Actions Move Us Forward to Our Artistic Goals

“Do not be afraid of moving slowly.  Be only afraid of standing still.”  – Chinese Proverb Have you ever thought about the importance of the small, steady actions you take every day toward your artistic goals? You can’t imagine how important these really are. Most of us have a very distorted notion of how things […]

Are You Becoming Your Own WordPress and Internet Marketing Expert?

Are you becoming your own WordPress and internet marketing expert?  Are you researching and learning everything you can about how to grow your WordPress blog? Last night I attended a WordPress group in Brooklyn.  There were about 50 people in attendance and the conversations and lectures were very informative. There were lots of internet and […]

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